Photos of Interest 01 March 2016

Aviation Art 103 ► D-Day Drop – ‘Stick 21’

D-Day Drop - 'Stick 21' by Robert Taylor (C-47 Dakota)

D-Day Drop – ‘Stick 21’

by Robert Taylor

At 23.45 on the night of 5 June 1944, the 101st Airborne’s most legendary squad of combat paratroopers – the notorious ‘Filthy Thirteen’ – jumped into France near the village of Ste Mère Église, in the final hours before the D-Day landings.

They were the Screaming Eagles’ most notorious unit. A small bunch of raw, tough, ruthless young men, mostly from the Dustbowl, with scant regard for authority. These men had withstood the worst that the Depression could throw at them. Hard drinking and savage fighting – and that was only in training – they were never ones to salute an officer, clean their uniforms, or have a regular bath. Officially they were the First Demolition Squadron, HQ Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne. Unofficially they were the ‘Filthy Thirteen’.

And if the reputation of this unique bunch of renegades within the ranks of the 101st was formidable, for the Germans it became one of sheer terror. Because, for the ‘Filthy Thirteen’, anything not directly concerned with killing the enemy was irrelevant. Theirs was a story so bizarre that it became the inspiration for the Hollywood war film ‘The Dirty Dozen’.

Robert Taylor’s classic new Master Drawing, the latest in his Graphite Collection, captures the moment on the night of 5 June 1944 when the 101st Airborne’s legendary squad of elite paratroopers jump into battle in the vital hours before the D-Day sea-borne landings commence. The pilots of the 440th Troop Carrier Group struggle to keep their Dakotas level as deadly flak pummels the formation.

[Source: http://www.aviationarthangar.com/avarthast21b.html Feb 2016 ++]

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Battle of Okinawa ► Shuri May 1945

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A U.S. Marine comforts a comrade, who witnessed the death of his buddy, hillside in the Vincinity of Shuri, in May 1945, during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. (AP Photo)

A U.S. Marine comforts a comrade, who witnessed the death of his buddy, hillside in the Vincinity of Shuri, in May 1945, during the invasion of Okinawa, Japan.

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D-Day Airplane Convoy Liverpool U.K.

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Convoy passing through Liverpool U.K.

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Ghosts of Time ► Then & Now’ Photos of WWII Sites (11)

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Help!!! Things that might make you say it (07)

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Interesting Ideas ► TV Too Big for Cabinet

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Interesting Inventions ► Gentile Alarm Clock

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Everyone hates the sound of the alarm clock in the morning. The answer, according to Sensorwake, is to engage a different sense. The Sensorwake alarm clock releases a burst of smell to rouse you from sleep. The scent comes in replaceable pods (kind of like a plug-in air freshener) in a variety of smells — croissant, chocolate, espresso or seaside, among others. And just in case the smell isn’t enough, there’s a backup alarm that uses a more traditional beep. The $109 clock should be available summer of 2016 [http://sensorwake.com/store]

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Moments of US History ► NYC Fireman 1969

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New York firemen play a game after a fire in a billiard parlor, 1969

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Most Creative Statues ► Dallas, Texas | Cattle Drive

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Cattle Drive

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Parking ► Revenge Tactic #14 Against Inconsiderate Parkers

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Photos That Say it All May He Rest In Peace

Wow.A beautiful display of honor and respect for an American Hero, Col. George “Bud” Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in WWII, Korea, and was a POW for over five years in Vietnam.Photo attributed to Jonathan Flora

A beautiful display of honor and respect for an American Hero, Col. George “Bud” Day, a Medal of Honor recipient who served in WWII, Korea, and was a POW for over five years in Vietnam.

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Spanish American War Images 82 ► American Sailors

American sailors pictured during the Spanish-American war. They are Dave Ireland, Purdy, Tom Griffin and John King

American sailors Dave Ireland, Purdy, Tom Griffin and John King pictured during the Spanish-American war

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WWI in Photos 138 ► Battlefield on the Western Front


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A color photograph of Allied soldiers on a battlefield on the Western Front. This image was taken using the Paget process, an early experiment in color photography.

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WWII Advertising Western Ammunition .. He Shoots for Freedom

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WWII PostWar Events ► 1946 Hiroshima, Japan New Construction

New buildings (right) rise out of the ruins of Hiroshima, Japan, on March 11, 1946. These single story homes built along a hard-surfaced highway are part of the program by the Japanese government to rebuild devastated sections of the country. At left background are damaged buildings whose masonry withstood the effects of the first atomic bomb ever detonated as a weapon

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WWII Prewar Events ► 1938 Nazi SS Troops Oath Taking


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Loyalty oath of Nazi SS troops, Feldherrnhalle, Munich, 1938

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WWII Posters ► Breaking The Bottleneck | 1942

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